Boeing leader at Renton 737 MAX plant retires - Is CEO Next?
Boeing vice president who runs the assembly plant there and manages the 737 MAX program is retiring
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July 12, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
After less than a year in charge in Renton, the Boeing vice president who runs the assembly plant there and manages the 737 MAX program is retiring.
A factory operations expert, Eric Lindblad was brought in to fix manufacturing and supply chain issues but leaves as the jet program is engulfed by a safety crisis that has raised doubts about Boeing's design.
Lindblad, 57, who has spent 34 years at Boeing as a well-regarded manufacturing executive, took over the Renton plant and the 737 program last August following a series of issues with the supply of engines and fuselages that had slowed jet deliveries and led to a buildup of parked 737 planes.
However, within months his job was swiftly consumed by the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX following two crashes that killed 346 people...
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